Astrology for Tuesday, May 25
In the immortal words of Jerry Lee Lewis "There is a whole lot of shaking going on!" Let's look at what is happening in the sky right now, and try to make sense of it. At the end of the day, all these transits describe multiple stories of what is going on - on a personal and a mundane level. If we leave a piece out,, we lose part
of the story. So here is where we are and where we are going in the near future:
4/2- Transiting Pluto went retrograde and stays in backward motion until October 6
5/13 - Jupiter leaves Aquarius (where it has been since Winter Solstice, 2020) for Pisces territory, but returns to Aquarius on 7/29.
5/23 Venus is out of bounds until 6/18
5/23 - Saturn goes retrograde under October 11
5/26 - Full Moon and a lunar eclipse, too! Happening with Sun at 5 Gemini and Moon at 5 Sagittarius
5/29 - 6/22 - Mercury is retrograde at 24 degrees Gemini (it won't reach new territory until it reaches 24 degrees Gemini again on July 25 after it goes direct on 6/22)
5/31 - an unstable period known as the Moon Wobble
6/15 - one of three exact square between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus at 13 degrees of both signs.
6/6 - Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn at 26 degrees of both signs
Saturn, Pluto and Mercury are all going backward (retrograde), indicating something is not finished and needs to be uncovered. Pluto deals with power and trust issues; Saturn demands accountability and Mercury is ready to talk about it! Donald Trump has been in the news a fair bit with his case in New York going from a civil trial to a criminal case. Trump's Saturn and Venus in Cancer are opposed by Pluto. This will be a difficult time for him.
Trump's insistence on the Big Lie - that the 2020 election win was stolen from him, has had real life consequences. Despite 60 lawsuits claiming election fraud being thrown out of the courts, we still have taxpayers paying for 3 and 4 audits in states like Arizona and Georgia. The GOP is not willing to confront the big lie, because contradicting Trump would alienate the base they want to mobilize in the midterms. Republican leaders like Liz Cheney are being thrown out of their position for speaking the truth, and Trump loyalists are taking their place.
Biden's policies are quite popular with the people, according to polls. Instead of attracting followers based on their own policies, the GOP has become a cult of personality and outrageous conspiracy theories. In the name of election security, citing baseless claims of fraud, they are passing state laws to suppress the vote and gerrymander their districts. Unless HR1 passes the Senate, there is no federal method to counteract voter suppression. And for the voting rights bill to pass the Senate, 10 Republicans must join with the slim majority of Democrats. Given that Mitch McConnell is 100% devoted to killing the bill, that is unlikely to happen. If the Senate filibuster rules were to change, only 50 votes could pass the bill. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is not in favor of them, torpedoing the Senate Democratic majority.
All that is a very good example of how the most noteworthy aspect of the year is playing out - Saturn in Aquarius challenging Uranus in Taurus. This pits the democratic Saturn in Aquarius - reform and accountability in the democratic process against turmoil in an established, conservative, traditional party, Uranus in Taurus. The state of the GOP is a perfect metaphor for this aspect. We may see a split in the GOP - traditional vs the new kids.
The lies and gaslighting harken back to Neptune in Pisces sextiling (supporting) Pluto in Capricorn. The chart for Tuesday, May 25, features a kite formation between Neptune in Pisces, Mars in Cancer, Moon in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. Three planets in water make it very likely that a lot of energy will go into fantasy and conspiracy theories. Right on schedule, Marjorie Greene Taylor made an outrageous comparison between unvaccinated members of Congress having to wear masks and Jews being identified by a yellow star for transport to the death chamber. Really? Do those situations really equate?
Venus is out of bounds, so we can expect some unusual, out of the ordinary behaviors in close relationships at the end of this month. Think of it as Venus is going on spring break and doing things she normally would not. The bright side of this is that maybe some long held desire comes to the surface - and it may need to!
A lunar eclipse is happening on May 26, along with the Gemini Full Moon in Sagittarius. A lunar eclipse activates the point it touches for 5 - 6 months. This is sensitizing the 5 degree point in both Gemini and Sagittarius. The North Node of the Moon is in Gemini and the South Node in Sagittarius. The nodes will reach 5 degrees in September, 2021. Those most impacted by the eclipse will be those with planets 3 - 9 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius and Virgo.
Gemini/Sagittarius are two sociable signs. They like travel - short trips symbolized by Gemini; longer travel by Sagittarius. Sagittarius, especially, is inclined to rely on luck, not common sense. There may be a very strong and quick desire to return to normal. I'm thinking that full blown open is a little too soon.
Jupiter and Saturn have traveled together in Aquarius for this year so far. Quick progress was made by the Biden administration. But with Jupiter in Pisces, Saturn is left alone to slog out any progress, without a hint of Jupiter's luck. The road will get harder, slower, and require more of a fight for the Biden administration. Jupiter can turn a blind eye while it is in Pisces, believing luck will prevail. In truth, we are in a most dangerous time for democracy. The first step in fixing a situation is to recognize it.
We may see a first test of the necessary fight as we approach an exact opposition of Pluto in Capricorn and Mars in Cancer - the God of Hell and the God of War. We may see some movement toward accountability for those involved in the insurrection. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asked for a bi partisan commission to investigate the Jan 6 riot. He got everything he wanted; nevertheless, he and McConnell will not authorize a commission. We had 7 rehashing commissions on Benghazi. but apparently, the GOP don't want the dirty linen on January 6 aired as it might sully the base's leader, Donald Trump, and his followers.